The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for developing our new Buddy Programme for asylum seekers under threat of eviction who are being supported by Preventing Asylum Seeker Evictions (PASE), a part of the W-ASH Project. The coordinator will develop policies and procedures and recruit, train and coordinate a network of volunteer buddies who will work with asylum seekers under threat of eviction.
In response to the government’s new agenda for ending homelessness and the Fife Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan, we are now seeking to recruit individuals wishing to participate in furthering our work in homelessness prevention and trauma informed housing support practice. If you can actively demonstrate a commitment to client focused working, are keen to develop your professional skills and want to be part of a team which works to achieve the best possible outcomes for people then, why not consider working with us.
This post will deliver Short-term Housing Support (STHS) through social media and face to face contact. This is a developmental post which seeks to utilise a variety of approaches to sustain contact with hard to reach groups/individuals identified as requiring housing support. A key aspect of the post is to develop good practice when applying the new Care Standards to digital engagement. The post holder will be line managed by the Lead for STHS and supported indirectly by the Lead for Homelessness Prevention.
Please note all the above posts benefit from an additional 1.5% salary increase, effective as at 1st April 2019
All the above posts are offered initially as Fixed Term Temporary contracts which may be extended in line with future funding secured.
Successful candidates taking up a client facing role are subject to PVG Disclosure checks and must have a current driving license, business insurance and the use of a car for work. Successful candidates securing a post regulated by the Care Inspectorate must register with the SSSC and must meet the required standards for the post within the permitted time as directed by the SSSC.
About the job
Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau, is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people since 2002. The Bureau offers a free, confidential and impartial service and like all other CABx in Scotland our twin aims are:
· Ensuring individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities or of services available, or through an inability to express their needs.
· To exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services both locally and nationally.
We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual with good communication skills to lead the team at Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau and to work closely with the Board on the sustainable development of the Bureau.
An enthusiastic, socially aware person is a prerequisite for this demanding position as well as having a commitment to develop and expand the advice service throughout Argyll and Bute.
Good organisational skills are essential and experience in advice work would be advantageous, as would knowledge of IT systems and their applications. Candidates must be able to demonstrate substantial experience in people management, financial control and strategy development, ideally, but not essentially in the third sector.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently with good organisational skills and be responsible for all aspects of the management of the Bureau. The successful candidate will be required to travel efficiently and effectively to meet operational needs.
Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 25 days (pro rata) annual leave plus public holidays and a pension scheme with a 6% employer contribution. Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Please note that the post is subject to the disclosure of criminal history information.
This is an exciting opportunity to support our Midlothian service, with children, young people and their families in a group based environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, warm, creative and relational workers to complement our team of Peer Support Workers, Project Workers and Administrator to provide activities for children in the setting of the Woman’s Supper Club and also to help us launch our weekend family activity sessions for families impacted by parental substance use and ACES.
Experience of working with young people and their families is essential. You will be supporting young people from birth to 18 using a variety of approaches predominantly in a group work setting.
You will be expected to take a lead role in planning the activities, completing risk assessments and ensuring that resources are kept up to date and linking with the Midlothian team.
We are keen to recruit more than one person to provide flexibility in service delivery, and provide cover for sickness, holidays etc.
So, if you consider yourself to be compassionate, creative and committed, and have experience in activity based support for children and their families, we’d love to hear from you.
3 hours on Thursday evenings 4 – 6.30pm with 30 mins planning time out with the session.
4-8 hours on a weekend: this is to be confirmed dependent on activities undertaken.
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The Development Worker shall contribute to the development and delivery of the first phase of a multi-disciplinary, mixed model of preventative health, early intervention, social support and reablement which will integrate elements of the Community Led Support and Asset Based Community Development models to identify and deliver a number of test sites across Edinburgh. These sites will provide the opportunity for voluntary, independent and statutory sector services to come together to deliver the aspirations of the incoming Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan.
The Highland Hospice is looking to appoint a Corporate Fundraiser to help generate income by developing and maintaining successful partnerships with corporate supporters, specifically through donations, sponsorship, employee fundraising and events.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Project ECHO® team. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work within the Hospice setting with global digital connectivity.
The job will provide an excellent foundation to build specialised knowledge about the current health and social care landscape in Highland and expand the ability to integrate a project through personalised service and support to a diverse audience of practitioners.
This is an exciting time to join the ECHO® team, an expanding project utilising modern practice in combining administration, marketing practice, digital platforms and collaborative learning including a virtual learning environment (VLE).
We are looking to recruit a permanent Family Support Coordinator to join our team based in Raploch. Home-Start Stirling works with families who have at least one child under the age of five years and are experiencing challenging times. Home-Start Stirling provides support within the family home by trained volunteers with the aim of helping families to achieve lasting change that will improve the early life environment for their children. As Family Support Coordinator you will be expected to coordinate support to families, provide support and supervision to volunteers allocated to families on your caseload, some direct work with parents and children and this could include facilitation of some groupwork. This post has the added responsibility of facilitation of our VIG service (Video Interactive Guidance) and previous training and accreditation in VIG would be desirable, but as full training and accreditation can be provided, a willingness to work towards accreditation in this area is essential.
Previous experience of working with children and families is essential. Facilitation of training and working with volunteers would be desirable. Experience of working within the Third Scetor mwould be an advantage.
Full driving licence and use of a car would be desirable but not essential.
This post is also subject to registration with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) and therefore the candidate will have to hold a minimum level of HNC/SVQ 3 qualification in a related field.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Rachel Keenan – 01786 498466.
Post is subject to an PVG and suitable references.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use or ACES to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.
The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities, feel more confident, with improved self-esteem and support more positive family relationships, amongst other tasks. You will work alongside our project workers and volunteers to deliver whole family support, focussed on helping families build stronger relationships
If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non-judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community
This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).
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We are recruiting for this senior post to lead the further development and delivery of the Edinburgh Recovery Activities (ERA) programme – supporting and collaborating with the addictions recovery community in Edinburgh. Working closely with Edinburgh Alcohol & Drug Partnership (EADP), the postholder will also develop the necessary structures to provide a basis for the commissioning of this service in the longer term with an external voluntary sector provider. A good understanding of community development and the addictions recovery community is essential.